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blackblaze 3,352 February 17, 2013 at 08:30 AM in Tech & Electronics (5) More Best Buy Deals
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Last Edited by blackblaze February 18, 2013 at 03:59 PM
This is not a deal, but has affects on those buying from Best Buy and wanted to give people the heads up if they haven't heard the news yet.

Price match guarantee from the holidays, that included price matching from Amazon and others, is now permanent.

HOWEVER

Returns, exchanges and price match window is now 15 days vs 30 days. Not sure how this will effect those who are Premier status yet. Still, there will be no restocking fees.

All this takes effect March 3, 2013

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/201...ients.html

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#226
someone said pm is considering a return? is the pm being done after purchased (u bought for 60, a week later frys sold for 40, u price matched for a refund 0f 20 dollars) or before you purchase considered a return? or both? any1 knows? thanks

Quote from Jaggsta View Post :
Wrong i wasn't any kind of rewards member when i purchased these games.
sorry but i guess u were lucky back in the old days. they swipe now for every return.
Last edited by caminitoaa February 19, 2013 at 03:16 AM
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#227
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No argument about sales tax. BB fails again.
wait till Amazon starts charging you tax or any online retailer as they might build a distribution warehouse in your area..
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#228
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wait till Amazon starts charging you tax or any online retailer as they might build a distribution warehouse in your area..
BFD Newegg wins.
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#229
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BFD Newegg wins.
hopefully they won't build a distribution warehouse in you area too...

what will be interesting is that you might need employment one day and end up working in one of those online store warehouses...
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#230
That policy will bring BB even sooner out of business.
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#231
No one likes to pay more than they have to. And no one likes to be treated unfairly when it comes to returns. But what I can't understand is the feverish desire by many here to see Best Buy go out of business. I've already experienced Lechmere and Circuit City going out of business in my area as well as many other retailers of electronics and music. Personally, while I do most of my shopping online, it IS nice to be able to go into a local store and look at products and, if the deal is right, buy the product right then and there and take it home. A good case in point is the Insignia line of TVs. This is a Best Buy brand and from my research, it's actually fairly decent. I bought an open box 24" TV for my son at BB and he loves it. Haven't had a problem with it. It was a good deal and I was able to get it right when I needed it. Plus, if there were any problems, I had only to return on my lunch hour. Returning things to Amazon or Newegg (where I buy most of my stuff) can be a PIA and you have to jump through hoops sometime to get a refund. But that's the tradeoff. I make that tradeoff when the overall deal works in my favor, but when it doesn't, I prefer to buy local. So if Best Buy goes out of business, I don't have any place anywhere nearby to look at or buy these types of items. There is Wal Mart, but that place is a joke. Other than that, there is nothing. It was a lot better when there was competition among different local retailers -- bad for them, but good for the consumer. The poster who said that if BB fails, the online retailers will raise their prices is probably right - at least to an extent. There will still be stiff competition between the online retailers, but if they know that there are no credible B&M alternatives for many people, they can at least switch to much more restrictive return policies.
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#232
Competition is good for consumers, thus having best buy around is a benefit to me. However, Best Buy clearly indicates that SDers, Fatwall@t, or anyone using coupons, or anyone wanting a great bargain are not welcome, calling us "Devil Consumer". I will respect their wishes and bring my business elsewhere.

Apparently my money is not "good enough" for them, nor do I feel comfortable with their policies. I wish them well, and hope that they continue to be in my neighborhood, to showcase the electronics and keep prices competitive around me.
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#233
I wonder if you pricematch an online competitor and you use an upgrade and save coupon (when that promotion for a blu-ray movie is going on) will the Best Buy employee mention 'double dipping.'
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No one likes to pay more than they have to. And no one likes to be treated unfairly when it comes to returns. But what I can't understand is the feverish desire by many here to see Best Buy go out of business. I've already experienced Lechmere and Circuit City going out of business in my area as well as many other retailers of electronics and music. Personally, while I do most of my shopping online, it IS nice to be able to go into a local store and look at products and, if the deal is right, buy the product right then and there and take it home. A good case in point is the Insignia line of TVs. This is a Best Buy brand and from my research, it's actually fairly decent. I bought an open box 24" TV for my son at BB and he loves it. Haven't had a problem with it. It was a good deal and I was able to get it right when I needed it. Plus, if there were any problems, I had only to return on my lunch hour. Returning things to Amazon or Newegg (where I buy most of my stuff) can be a PIA and you have to jump through hoops sometime to get a refund. But that's the tradeoff. I make that tradeoff when the overall deal works in my favor, but when it doesn't, I prefer to buy local. So if Best Buy goes out of business, I don't have any place anywhere nearby to look at or buy these types of items. There is Wal Mart, but that place is a joke. Other than that, there is nothing. It was a lot better when there was competition among different local retailers -- bad for them, but good for the consumer. The poster who said that if BB fails, the online retailers will raise their prices is probably right - at least to an extent. There will still be stiff competition between the online retailers, but if they know that there are no credible B&M alternatives for many people, they can at least switch to much more restrictive return policies.
Well put nod
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Quote from TRex23 View Post :
No one likes to pay more than they have to. And no one likes to be treated unfairly when it comes to returns. But what I can't understand is the feverish desire by many here to see Best Buy go out of business. I've already experienced Lechmere and Circuit City going out of business in my area as well as many other retailers of electronics and music. Personally, while I do most of my shopping online, it IS nice to be able to go into a local store and look at products and, if the deal is right, buy the product right then and there and take it home. A good case in point is the Insignia line of TVs. This is a Best Buy brand and from my research, it's actually fairly decent. I bought an open box 24" TV for my son at BB and he loves it. Haven't had a problem with it. It was a good deal and I was able to get it right when I needed it. Plus, if there were any problems, I had only to return on my lunch hour. Returning things to Amazon or Newegg (where I buy most of my stuff) can be a PIA and you have to jump through hoops sometime to get a refund. But that's the tradeoff. I make that tradeoff when the overall deal works in my favor, but when it doesn't, I prefer to buy local. So if Best Buy goes out of business, I don't have any place anywhere nearby to look at or buy these types of items. There is Wal Mart, but that place is a joke. Other than that, there is nothing. It was a lot better when there was competition among different local retailers -- bad for them, but good for the consumer. The poster who said that if BB fails, the online retailers will raise their prices is probably right - at least to an extent. There will still be stiff competition between the online retailers, but if they know that there are no credible B&M alternatives for many people, they can at least switch to much more restrictive return policies.

Dear Best Buy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL3C_eAtlS0
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#236
WOW ... and this most recent holiday shopping season made me think of BB in a whole new way. I loved them..... but now I think our love relationship may come to an end.
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#237
FYI, last day to make purchases prior to new return policy is in place. Has anyone seen any publication of this by Best Buy or they just wanting to spring this on their customers day one look around
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#238
where is the official list of online stores that they will price-match?
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FYI, last day to make purchases prior to new return policy is in place. Has anyone seen any publication of this by Best Buy or they just wanting to spring this on their customers day one look around
I have not seen any announcement.

Question: I placed an order for in-store pickup on 3/1. I did not pick it up until today. Which policy applies? Confused
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#240
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I have not seen any announcement.

Question: I placed an order for in-store pickup on 3/1. I did not pick it up until today. Which policy applies? Confused
Manager is the king policy applies. Big Grin Best Buy is exciting to become Worst Buy again. woot
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